Sumiyasu Named Player of the Week; Kubiuk Earns Rookie Honor
NEW HAVEN, Conn. - After a pair of victories last week, the Yale women's soccer team swept the Ivy League awards on Monday. Goalkeeper Ayana Sumiyasu, who posted a pair of shutouts, was named the Player of the Week, while forward Mary Kubiuk, who had the game-winning goal in each game, earned Rookie of the Week honors.
Sumiyasu, who leads the league in goals against average (0.60) and save percentage (.897), made two saves in the Bulldogs' 1-0 victory over Quinnipiac. Then, in Saturday's 2-0 Ivy opening win over Princeton, she stopped three shots. Her biggest save came when she robbed Princeton's Jen Hoy less than a minute after Yale had taken a 2-0 lead.
Kubiuk's first career goal was the only goal in the win over Quinnipiac. It came when she dribbled down the right side and fired a shot into the right corner. Her second goal proved equally important in the win over Princeton. This one snapped a scoreless tie late in the first half after she got behind the defense to knock in the rebound of a Becky Brown shot.
The Bulldogs (5-3, 1-0 Ivy) are off until Saturday when they host Harvard at 4:30 p.m. at Reese Stadium.
Report filed By Tim Bennett, Yale Sports Publicity